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South Africans in Germany

November

As we move into the month of November in Germany, we are welcomed by the chilly winds of autumn, the picturesque landscapes with trees shedding their last leaves, and the upcoming festive season that promises to be a time of warmth and joy. With the days getting shorter and the nights longer, this is the perfect time to bundle up and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa or glühwein (mulled wine) as you take in the beauty of the season. Germany is known for its charming Christmas markets, which are set up in almost every town, with stalls selling handmade crafts, delicious treats, and warm drinks. Whether you prefer the bustling cities or the quaint villages, there is something for everyone in this magical season. So, embrace the season and enjoy the wonders that November in Germany has to offer!

SeasonAutumn
TimeCentral European Time (CET), Wintertime – One hour behind South Africa.
Weather

The temperatures average between 2.6°C and 7 °C. It could be warmer or colder, depending on the location. The average daily sunshine is between three and four hours.

Plan your month

everything you need to know

Festivals

Looking for a way to brighten up the dark and cold winter nights? Why not try visiting some of the beautiful Christmas gardens that are lit up with festive lights and decorations? Take a stroll through the twinkling lights and see the Christmas trees, snowflakes, and reindeer come to life with bright colors and flashing patterns. You can soak in the festive atmosphere and indulge in some hot cocoa or mulled wine. Whether you’re looking for a romantic evening out or a fun activity for the whole family, Christmas gardens offer a unique and unforgettable experience that will brighten up your winter season.

Holidays

HolidayDateInformationStates
Public Holidays
Allerheiligen (All Saints Day)01 NovemberAllerheiligen (All Saints Day)BW, BY, NW, RP, SL
Buß-und Bettag (Repentance Day)22 NovemberBuß-und Bettag (Repentance Day)Sachsen
Observations
Allerseelen02 NovemberAll
Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass)09 NovemberKristallnachtAll
Fall of the Berlin Wall09 NovemberAll
Martinstag11 NovemberSt Martin' DayAll
Volkstrauertag19 NovemberNational day of mourningAll
Totensonntag 26 NovemberTotensonntagAll
1. Advent03 DecemberFirst Advent SundayAll
School Holidays and Terms
Autumn HolidaysShool Holidays 2023

Events listed on our website

Market Monday – South Africans in Germany page

10/06/2024 @ All Day – To keep things fair and add benefits to our members, here are the current rules: By placing an advertisement on our Facebook page, you agree to the following Terms and Conditions: You will post only once a month on the Monday specified by the Admin team. Notice hereto will be given in advance. For the […]

Market Monday – South Africans in Germany page

08/07/2024 @ All Day – To keep things fair and add benefits to our members, here are the current rules: By placing an advertisement on our Facebook page, you agree to the following Terms and Conditions: You will post only once a month on the Monday specified by the Admin team. Notice hereto will be given in advance. For the […]

Market Monday – South Africans in Germany page

12/08/2024 @ All Day – To keep things fair and add benefits to our members, here are the current rules: By placing an advertisement on our Facebook page, you agree to the following Terms and Conditions: You will post only once a month on the Monday specified by the Admin team. Notice hereto will be given in advance. For the […]

Market Monday – South Africans in Germany page

09/09/2024 @ All Day – To keep things fair and add benefits to our members, here are the current rules: By placing an advertisement on our Facebook page, you agree to the following Terms and Conditions: You will post only once a month on the Monday specified by the Admin team. Notice hereto will be given in advance. For the […]

Market Monday – South Africans in Germany page

14/10/2024 @ All Day – To keep things fair and add benefits to our members, here are the current rules: By placing an advertisement on our Facebook page, you agree to the following Terms and Conditions: You will post only once a month on the Monday specified by the Admin team. Notice hereto will be given in advance. For the […]

Market Monday – South Africans in Germany page

11/11/2024 @ All Day – To keep things fair and add benefits to our members, here are the current rules: By placing an advertisement on our Facebook page, you agree to the following Terms and Conditions: You will post only once a month on the Monday specified by the Admin team. Notice hereto will be given in advance. For the […]

Market Monday – South Africans in Germany page

09/12/2024 @ All Day – To keep things fair and add benefits to our members, here are the current rules: By placing an advertisement on our Facebook page, you agree to the following Terms and Conditions: You will post only once a month on the Monday specified by the Admin team. Notice hereto will be given in advance. For the […]

Virtual Kuier hoekie

13/06/2024 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – We invite you to join us for our monthly get-together in the virtual space. Our objective is simple yet meaningful – to foster camaraderie and companionship among the vibrant and diverse community of South Africans. Connect with fellow South Africans, share your experiences, seek advice and offer support. With a bustling network of individuals, we […]

Virtual Kuier hoekie

11/07/2024 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – We invite you to join us for our monthly get-together in the virtual space. Our objective is simple yet meaningful – to foster camaraderie and companionship among the vibrant and diverse community of South Africans. Connect with fellow South Africans, share your experiences, seek advice and offer support. With a bustling network of individuals, we […]

Virtual Kuier hoekie

08/08/2024 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – We invite you to join us for our monthly get-together in the virtual space. Our objective is simple yet meaningful – to foster camaraderie and companionship among the vibrant and diverse community of South Africans. Connect with fellow South Africans, share your experiences, seek advice and offer support. With a bustling network of individuals, we […]

Virtual Kuier hoekie

12/09/2024 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – We invite you to join us for our monthly get-together in the virtual space. Our objective is simple yet meaningful – to foster camaraderie and companionship among the vibrant and diverse community of South Africans. Connect with fellow South Africans, share your experiences, seek advice and offer support. With a bustling network of individuals, we […]

Virtual Kuier hoekie

10/10/2024 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – We invite you to join us for our monthly get-together in the virtual space. Our objective is simple yet meaningful – to foster camaraderie and companionship among the vibrant and diverse community of South Africans. Connect with fellow South Africans, share your experiences, seek advice and offer support. With a bustling network of individuals, we […]

Some foods and drinks to try

01.

Venison

The best season for wild game is Autumn and early winter. Best served with red cabbage and knödel

02.

Hearty Food

If you want to warm up, try some hearty food like Rouladen, Linseneintopf or Kartoffelsuppe

03.

Schlachtplatte

Schlachplatte translates to Slaughter Plate. It usually consists of Blood sausage, liver sausage, Kassler or boiled pork belly, sauerkraut and boiled potatoes

If you want to warm up, try some hearty food like Rouladen, Linseneintopf or Kartoffelsuppe

03.

Pumpkins

You will see a variety of squashes and pumpkins in the shops and farmstalls.
Try a hearty pumpkin soup with pumpkin seed oil or Stuffed Hokkaido Pumpkin.

04.

Zwiebelkuchen

Onion Tart is delicious served with Federweißer

05.

Federweißer

Federweißer or new wine is available from late summer to the end of October, but you can still find some in November

Fruit and Veggies in Season

Vocabulary

Autumn der Herbst
Autumn leaves die Herbstblätter
Parsnips die Pastinaken
Savoy cabbage der Wirsing
Pumpkin der Kürbis
Pumpink seed oil Das Kürbiskernöl
Christmas Market der Weihnachtsmarkt
Advent time Die Adventszeit
Venison  Das Wild, Das Hirschfleisch, das Reh

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